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Forgery, replica, fiction : temporalities of German Renaissance art

Author: Christopher S Wood
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Wood shows that over the course of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, emerging replication technologies - such as woodcut, copper engraving, and movable type - altered the relationship between artifacts and time. Mechanization highlighted the dependence of all transmission processes on the artifice, materials, and individual authorship necessary to create an object, calling into question the replica's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wood, Christopher S.
Forgery, replica, fiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher S Wood
ISBN: 9780226905976 0226905977
OCLC Number: 173748850
Description: xi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Credulity --
Reference by artifact --
Germany and "Renaissance" --
Forgery --
Replica --
Fiction --
Responsibility: Christopher S. Wood.
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We often identify artifacts with the period when they were made. In more traditional cultures, however, such objects were valued not as much for their chronological age as for their perceived links  Read more...


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"A remarkably rich, learned, and ingeniously argued history of referential confusion, error, forgery, and fraud in the age before fictionality. I am utterly astonished by the ambition of this book, Read more...

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